Happy Delurker Day!

January 14, 2012 | My Jottings

Hello friends — it’s Delurker Day! Yippee!

That means it’s time, just this one day of the year, for those of you who read blogs without usually leaving comments (otherwise known as “lurking”) to de-lurk yourself and leave a comment!

If you’re a blogger, you already know that bloggers love comments. We really appreciate knowing that someone out there is reading, and comments are the main way we’re encouraged to keep on blogging.

Today for Delurker Day, I humbly ask you to do one of four things. Are you ready? Are you willing? I hope so.

1. For bold delurkers:

Leave a comment, even if you have before — tell me your name and what part of the world you’re from. Tell me how you came to visit this blog. It’s so easy to do — just go to the bottom of this post and follow what the directions say, step by step. Say anything else you want, like “I’m Joyce and I raise Water Buffalos in Topeka, KS, and I happened upon your blog because I typed the word ‘muskrat’ into Google” or “My name is Herb and I live in New Zealand with my wife and six birds, and I found your blog because I was searching for Three Irish Girls yarn.” Anything at all! I love details. Details make me happy.

2. For delurkers of medium boldness:

Just leave a short comment, like “Hi, I’m Denise from Manitoba” or “My name is Fred.”

3. For shy delurkers:

You could leave a comment and say “I’m Suzanne and I live in Estonia but I don’t want anyone seeing my information so please don’t publish my comment.” That would be fine — tell me you don’t want your comment published and I won’t do it. It will just be between you and me. Comments on this blog just don’t appear online — I have to publish them myself, and if you don’t want me to, that’s okay.

4. For delurkers who couldn’t possibly picture themselves leaving a comment, ever:

Perhaps you could leave your initials! Go to the bottom of this post, follow the instructions, and instead of your name, you could type “RS” or “PB.” That would be fine and no one but me would see. But I would be thinking the next time I was dreaming up a blog post, “I wonder if RS or PB will stop by and read what I have to say anytime soon! I hope so.”

So there you have it — four levels of Delurking Comfort for all kinds of blog readers.

Will you consider letting me know about you today, on International Delurker Day? If you comment here often or never comment on this blog, I would be so glad to hear from you.Β  πŸ™‚

Thank you so much for reading, and commenting, I hope…


  1. sue raimo says:

    I’m Sue from Duluth. I visit this blog 2-3 times a week which is a big deal since I still prefer life before computers. I keep coming back because I like how you think, identify with your transparency, enjoy the humor, and appreciate your search for the sacred in the ordinary. It’s also fun to get little glimpses of your family between our infrequent extended visits.

  2. Just Julie says:

    Thank you Sue! Personally, I think you should start your own blog. I would read it often. Blessings, friend….

  3. Ganeida says:

    Hi, I’m Ganeida from somewhere Down Under & I’m sure there’s been a mistake somewhere because I don’t belong in this world. I have 5 children, 1 husband & 2 cats. The only one of those about to increase any time soon is the cat population. I’d like lots & lots. I have put in an order for a cheetah when I get to heaven. What do you think? Will Dad let me have one? Skype soon, yes? πŸ˜€

  4. Just Julie says:

    You make me laugh. If you can have a cheetah then I want an Aslan-like lion. πŸ™‚ Yes….can we catch up soon?

  5. Larry says:

    My name is Larry =) I am the oldest of the older πŸ™‚

    I live in a most reasonable place where the average income is only $16,000 plus or minus a few with a little over 6,000 people and in a county that only has two electric four-way traffic light systems and we also have one three-way light system located in front of our local Wallyworld.

    Which no one really likes but has to go to as they have driven all the little business out of business, such as our Shoe repair, our bedding and sheet store, our flower store, our other little special stores that use to be considered mom and pop shops, but we still have five gas stations and about 80 or perhaps a little more local community churches that might have – maybe ten people in some of them. We also have some empty church buildings that have a lot of money in various trust funds that will never be used for the sake of the Lord’s business, or to bless those in need, but in stead is used to mow the common areas once or twice a year, which is really a sad thing. There is a lake here almost as big as other lakes as ours has a little over a thousand miles of shore line that runs between two states, it is called the Kentucky Lake, but most of it I think is in Tennessee. Also even though Sister Julie thinks she has a market on the Cardinal, down here they are called the “RED” birds and during the winter we can have anywhere from ten to fifteen or more at the various feeders around our home and in the tree feeders that are away from the home. We are also blessed with the Yankee birds that come to visit us during the colder months from up north, but we have not been able to talk them into staying the whole year but you yankees need to know – – – we here in the south are working on those other birds too. πŸ™‚

    Blessings to Y’all

  6. Just Julie says:

    Thank you Lar. I’m pretty sure you’re the town historian or something like that. πŸ™‚ I loved those redbirds when I visited – they’re not rare there! Blessings….

  7. Mariel says:

    Hi Julie, Mariel here from Michigan. I’m not really sure how I found your blog but, I’m sure it was through another blog. Most of the blogs I read are written by quilters but, not all are.

    Let me see, what can I tell you about myself? Quilter, of course, I’m married with two grown daughters, retired from General Motors (hope you drive one :)) and love the Lord Jesus Christ and my church!

    I think the reason I am so drawn to your blog is because I love the way you are willing to share, not only your life, but your faith too. I check in on you just about everyday. Consider me “delurked.” πŸ™‚

  8. Just Julie says:

    Mariel! Thank you so much for introducing yourself…so nice to meet you. I appreciate you stepping forward to delurk yourself and am humbled and pleased to know about your visits! God bless you and yours, and God bless your quilting too. πŸ™‚

  9. Ember says:

    :0) Hiya, Ember here, from Hastings on the south coast of England. I started coming here because you found me and said hello; and I keep on coming because now we are friends. x

  10. Just Julie says:

    And so glad am I about all that you mentioned… Xxoo

  11. Jessica says:

    Hi Julie. Jessica, from what you have aptly named “American Siberia.” I love reading your blog because I have never known anyone who imparts such wisdom every time she opens her mouth. Seriously. I have heard other people comment on this too. My life is better because of you.

  12. Just Julie says:

    So glad you read and comment, Jessica….but pphhhhttttt!…loyalty perhaps colors your view… :O

  13. Judy Dahl says:

    I’m Judy from Duluth – I check in with your blog every week or so – and then I read all the postings I’ve missed – and the ones that you put links to (please ignore the dangling preposition). I had an English teacher who assigned all of Shakespeare’s sonnets and told us to read them one at a time, savoring them like fine wine. Apparently I’m a guzzler

  14. Just Julie says:

    Hi Judy! Thank you for reading and leaving a comment. I dangle my preps all the time too. Oh well. Glad to know a fellow guzzler…. blessings!

  15. Sharon says:

    Hello, my name is Sharon. I believe you grew me.

    Thus, I read your blog. It’s a fair trade. Except reading your blog is enjoyable, and it’s likely fair to argue that giving birth to a 9lb 10oz child is not quite the same “fun” experience. So you still win.

  16. Just Julie says:

    I think you should do my blog…you’re funnier than I am. Add it to your list okay?

  17. Patty says:

    I am Patty and found my way to your blog whilst searching for information about your lovely daughter’s yarn. I am not shy; I find the common threads that run through our lives amazing. I love your spirit. Because of you I have read interesting books, I am decluttering a room (slowly) that might have been a box or two shy of being an episode of Hoarders, and I am working daily on living a more simple, less complicated life with more gratitude and joy.

    I am counting on meeting you in March and knitting with you and the Yarnista!

    Skype? Yes, please!

    I agree with Jessica….life is better knowing you!

  18. Just Julie says:

    Patty – you said the nicest things and gave a boost to my day – thank you from my heart. I look forward to meeting you too and am praying everything will work out for me to attend!

  19. Marcia says:

    Hi Julie:
    Okay, I’ll step up. It’s Marcia, formerly Hibsch, now Coppess. We went to school together many many moons ago. πŸ™‚ I found your blog through Shari W. Congdon.
    I love how you think, I love how you love your life, I love how you’re honest about what’s hard and what’s wonderful. And I think I’d like to settle in for a cup of tea one day with you. πŸ™‚

  20. Just Julie says:

    Marcia!!! How thrilled I am to hear from you! I’m so surprised and pleased. I remember so many wonderful things about you – you and I were some of the rare tall girls at Traweek and Covina. πŸ™‚ Thank you so much for reading and for delurking yourself. You truly made me day. I’ll email you! God bless….

  21. Tauni says:

    Okay, I am not a lurker ~ but it has been a while since I have posted or commented. And after reading Marcia’s post cannot pass it by ~ Marcia ~ Tauni (Booth) here ~ let’s connect! Julie can give you my info ~ would love to hear from you!!

    Okay, here is my info ~ random of course ~ live in Newport Beach, CA ~ love the beach! Stumbled upon Julie’s blog cuz she told me she was writing one and I of course was interested in what she had to say, besides I had not yet known of anyone writing a blog :). I agree with aforementioned comments, my life is infinitely better knowing you. God uses you in a very mighty way my friend ~ just the words I need when I need them so very often. And, I would LOVE to join you and Marcia for a cup of tea ~ still praying Jules ~

  22. Just Julie says:

    That would be wonderful to have tea, just the three of us! Shall we meet in Colorado? πŸ˜€ Tauni, you have blessed my life more than I could ever bless yours, but thank you for saying the kind things you did, my dear friend of over four decades. LY.

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